BiographyDennis Rumley is currently Professor of Indian Ocean Studies, Distinguished Research Fellow, Curtin University, Western Australia, and was formerly Australia’s focal point to the Indian Ocean Rim Academic Group (IORAG). He was appointed as Vice-Chair of the IORAG at the IORA meeting in Bangalore in November 2011 for a period of two years.
He has been an editorial board member of various international journals and has published 12 books and more than 130 scholarly papers on political geography and international relations, electoral geography, local government, federalism, Australia’s regional relations, geopolitics, India-Australia relations and the Indian Ocean Region. He is currently Chairperson of the Indian Ocean Research Group (IORG) and is Foundation Chief Editor of its flagship journal, Journal of the Indian Ocean Region. IORG is one of two Official Observers to the Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA).
Dennis Rumley edited a major study on Indian Ocean Security which was launched in Canberra by the Australian Deputy Foreign Minister in March 2013 - The Indian Ocean Region: Security, Stability and Sustainability in the 21st Century, Melbourne: Australia India Institute, which is available online at: http://www.aii.unimelb.edu.au/sites/default/files/IndianOceanSecurityTaskforce_0.pdf
He has recently co-edited Indian Ocean Regionalism, London: Routledge, with Timothy Doyle, and has had republished as Volume 15 in a new Routledge Library Editions: Political Geography series his co-edited book with Julian Minghi, The Geography of Border Landscapes. His latest edited book is The Political Economy of Indian Ocean Maritime Africa, New Delhi: Pentagon Press. Three more IORG books co-edited with Sanjay Chaturvedi are in the process of being reissued by Routledge during 2015.
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
Indian Ocean Studies
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